1. From Chastity to Chaz
For Chastity Bono, being Sonny and Cher’s only child meant living in the public eye.
She made a heralded debut as an adorable, blonde-curled 2-year-old on her parents’ TV show in the 1970s; her dramatic coming out as a lesbian in the 1990s and subsequent gay activism pulled her further into the spotlight.
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Chaz Bono was born Chastity Bono, the daughter of famous American performers Sonny and Cher. Raised in the public eye, Chastity came out as a lesbian when she was 25 before realizing that she was actually a transgender. Chaz underwent a sex change operation over the course of two years and is now happily living his life as a man. Chaz went on to be a contestant on the hit television show, Dancing With The Stars.